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REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

About Us

Started in May 2020, Prevent Plastics is a four-year project funded by the European Union with the aim to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns in Myanmar through raised awareness and best practices on waste management. The project is a joint approach of sequa gGmbH, Myanmar Banks Association and STENUM Asia. It is based on the experiences gained during the SWITCH-Asia funded projects SMART Myanmar 1 and 2 (2013-2019), which concentrated on the Myanmar garment industry. Prevent Plastics relies on these project outcomes and focuses on waste management in industrial zones, plastics reduction and its avoidance.

Prevent Plastics cooperates with factories, local SMEs and communities based projects in Yangon and around Myanmar. The purpose of the project is to introduce sustainable waste management practices for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and support all relevant stakeholders with tailored action plans, capacity building measures, and Public-Private Dialogue.

The project raises awareness among consumers on plastic avoidance in cooperation with Myanmar retailers. It supports eco-friendly packaging and carrier bag alternatives to make them more widely available and promotes green finance possibilities.

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Our Work

Latest News

Prevent Plastics join the first session on the INC to develop an International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastics Pollution 
Prevent Plastics join the first session on the INC to develop an International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastics Pollution 
November 28, 2022

A representative from European Union Funded SWITCH-Asia Programme Prevent Plastics Myanmar is attending the session to take part in the constructive intention for better #SWITCH.

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Green Finance Guide(GFG) Launch Event, Greening the banking sector in Myanmar
Green Finance Guide(GFG) Launch Event, Greening the banking sector in Myanmar
November 15, 2022

On 15th November 2022, Prevent Plastics Myanmar hosted a launch event of the Green Finance Guide(GFG) developed by the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) & SMART Myanmar 2.0 pre-Covid.

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"Reduce Food Waste & Grow Food" Event
November 13, 2022

Honour to the past World Food day; the "Reduce Food Waste & Grow Food" event was organised

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PREVENT PLASTICS IS A PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION AND IMPLEMENTED BY

IN COOPERATION WITH

the Myanmar Banks Association (MBA), STENUM Asia and THANT MYANMAR.

Myanmar Banks Association STENUM Asia Thant Myanmar